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Pssst….. Education is the Secret

I just read an article out of Florida about board member education.  While we do not have mandatory board member education, CCIOA does encourage board members to obtain education and the expenses of that education can and should be covered by the association.  Serving on a board is a big responsib Read More...
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Governing Documents and the Role of Each One

By:  Elina B. Gilbert, Esq. The primary “governing documents” of an association are the declaration, articles of incorporation, and bylaws.  When properly drafted, all three governing documents work together and have separate roles addressing different aspects of associations’ governances.  Read More...
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Look Out for Sneaky Provisions in your Declarations that Bite…

By: Debra J. Oppenheimer, Esq.Trying to keep communities looking good is one of the most important goals for homeowners associations; in fact, it is one of the main reasons people purchase homes in HOAs.  Unfortunately, enforcing governing documents is not an easy task and there are oftentimes prov Read More...
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Processes for Amending Your Governing Documents

By:  Melissa M. Garcia, Esq.Are your governing documents up to date?  Do they meet the current needs of the community? Are they in compliance with the many recent changes to Colorado law?  If the answer is no then it’s time to amend.  Each of the governing documents in question can be amended, Read More...
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How To Get Out of a Contract

By:  Loura K. Sanchez, Esq.Asking an attorney how to get out of a contract you have signed is a bit like asking Houdini how he escapes chains and locks.  Well, not exactly.  Often, clients come to us shortly after entering into a contract or midway through a contract when things start to deterior Read More...
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Understanding Your Association's Governing Documents

Each association has its own set of documents which governs the relationship between owners and the association. This brief video will help you define and understand the role of these governing documents in your association.     Read More...
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To Amend or Not To Amend? That is the Questions

Over the years, the law with respect to community associations has changed and morphed in many ways.  If your community’s documents are more than five years old, it may be time to examine your documents and determine if they are doing your association more harm than good.  Analyze the RiskConsid Read More...
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Time To Review Your Covenant Enforcement Policy

What is a nuisance? How is it defined in your Association's governing documents? Is your covenant enforcement policy up-to-date and void of vague language?  Get all the details and find out why this is so important in our most recent blog post. Read More...
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Amending to Take Advantage of the Law

Does it ever feel like the answer to all your legal questions is to amend your governing documents?  Sometimes an amendment truly is the only solution to a problem, but other times there may be other avenues to explore. Nevertheless, the law provides associations with certain protections and rights Read More...
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To Amend Or Not To Amend

Sooner or later most every homeowners association is faced with the question of whether or not to amend its legal documents.  Here are some common questions and answers: 1.     Are associations legally required to amend their documents?  No, but: Directors can be misled as to their duties and Read More...